Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Preschool readiness

I found this list at my mom's a couple of weeks ago and thought I would share. We have a lot of work to do!

Skills suggested for your preschooler

1. First and last name
2. Address
3. Telephone number
4. Parents' first and last names
5. How to skip
6. How to zip, button and buckle
7. How to put on and take off shoes
8. Correct bathroom procedures
9. Count to 10
10. Identify by touch quantities from 1 to 5
11. Colors
12. Names of body parts
13. Nursery rhymes
14. Books have names, books have authors, book etiquette

Extras (any or all are helpful to know)
1. Days of the week
2. Own birthday
3. Emergency telephone number and contact person
4. How to print name (capital and lowercase letters)
5. Recognize rhyming sounds
6. Do finger plays
7. Recite alphabet without singing
8. Direction words: (over/under, around/through, up/down, left/right, forward/backward)
9. Position words: (beside/underneath, inside/outside, top/bottom, high/low)
10. Opposites: (fast/slow, boy/girl)
11. Sizes: (big/little, big/bigger/ biggest)
12. Shapes
13. Traffic safety
14. Time relationships (yesterday/today/tomorrow, morning/afternoon/night, early/late)


Briggs said...

I'm not sure I have all the readiness things for preschool! What is my address??? ( :

Jennifer said...

What a great list! Something you might want to add to book knowledge is knowing the parts of the book (front, back, top, bottom, cover, spine, title page, etc.) Also knowing what an author and illustrator do is important. Just some ideas from a former Pre-K teacher!

Shannon Morrison said...

Great addition, Jennifer! any more?